HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 c1315
58. Sir G. Mander

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will give particulars of the arrangements for holidays with pay amongst various grades of Government employees, including additional days in respect of long service covering a number of years.

Mr. Peake

The allowances of annual leave to civil servants vary with the many grades, and I am sure the hon. Member would not wish me to have an exhaustive catalogue prepared; but, broadly, the position, excluding the Post Office grades, is as follows: Permanent civil servants in the administrative and executive grades are allowed in peace-time 36 days, increasing to 48 days after 10 years' and 15 years' service respectively; and in the basic clerical grades the allowance is 24 days. Temporary civil servants in the administrative and higher executive grades are allowed 24 days; in the junior executive and clerical grades 18 days. During the war, however, the allowance of leave to all grades, permanent and temporary, has until the current leave year been restricted, by agreement with the staff, to not more than 18 days—less in some years. For the current leave year this allowance has been extended to 24 days for those normally entitled to that amount or more.

Sir G. Mander

Is the Minister aware that I did not ask about civil servants alone? Could he make a statement about the people in, for instance, the Ministry of Works?

Mr. Peake

There are no fewer than 700 different grades in Government employment, and it would require an immense catalogue to answer my hon. Friend's question, but if he is not satisfied, in any particular respect, with my answer when he has read it, perhaps he will communicate with me.